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American Civil War--Battle of Vicksburg

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Benjamin F. Miller papers

 Collection — Box 59
Identifier: MS-SC1044
Scope and Contents Commendation for the 124th Illinois Infantry. Three colored drawings, with patriotic themes, done by a soldier in the 124th during the Siege of Vicksburg. A Gospel of Saint Matthew given to him while in the army.
Dates: Created: 1863 - 1864

Daniel R. Smith papers

 Collection — Box 81
Identifier: MS-SC1416
Scope and Contents Letters to family in Iowa discuss camp life, regimental activities, news of the war, interactions with other regiments and civilians, activity while at New Madrid, Mo. including frequent confiscation from those abetting the Confederacy, battles at Iuka, Corinth and Vicksburg, Mississippi. Letter, Sept 7, 1861 gives his reasons why he believes Col Wm. Worthington is a "secesh sympathizer" and states that if he leads them into "an engagement I am of the opinion that by accident he will be left on...
Dates: Created: 1860 - 1864

George O. Smith, "Brief History of the 17th Regiment of the Illinois Volunteer Infantry"

 Collection — Box 81
Identifier: MS-SC1419
Scope and Contents History of his regiment written for his children and grandchildren for Christmas 1913. Recounts the organization, election of officers, the departure ceremony, their first weeks as soldiers, battles at Fredricktown, Missouri, Fort Donelson, Shiloh and Vicksburg, troop movements, and personal anecdotes.
Dates: Created: December 25, 1913

Sylvanus Cadwallader Reminiscences

 Collection
Identifier: MS-BC91
Scope and Contents Handwritten manuscript of Cadwallader’s book includes notes, changes and the chapters that were deleted in the published work.  The manuscript covers the war including the Vicksburg and Chattanooga campaigns, the actions of Army of the Potomac, the meeting of Grant and Lincoln at City Point, Grant and Sherman planning strategy and Grant and Lee at Appomattox.  It often gives Grant’s opinions as well as Cadwallader’s of other generals, including Sherman, Sheridan and McClernand.  It...
Dates: Created: 1896; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1929

Z. Payson Shunway papers

 Collection — Box 79
Identifier: MS-SC1388
Scope and Contents Approx. 50 letters and two diaries. Letters to his girlfriend and then wife, Hattie, give a detailed and vivid description of the war both in camp and in battle. They are also very personal giving his feelings about what he experiences and sees, his feelings for Hattie and trying to reassure and soothe her fears for him. His letters are sent from Missouri, Donelson, Pittsburgh Landing, Vicksburg and Jackson, Miss. After the battle at Pittsburgh Landing, he writes to "let you know we are not all...
Dates: Created: 1861 - 1864